2024 January 21

Theme: What On Earth Am I Here For?


What Drives Your Life?

Philippians 3:7-14 NIV

7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in[a] Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. 10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.

12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Order of service

Prayer Items


  1. We rejoice in the start of a New Year with our Lord! Please pray that each member and attendee of our English Worship would grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ this year, and that many more will come to know Him personally in 2024.
  2. Please pray for our English Adult Cell Ministries as we do some restructuring in early 2024.
  3. Pray for more to be discipled and serve in our English ministries.


  1. For Rev. Cheung to be refreshed during sabbatical leave. For everyone adjusting to fellowship model and build up more spiritual friendship.


  1. Pray for the preparation for the mission conference and short-term mission team; Pray for the ministry plan for the new year.


  1. May the Lord lead all members of the KLS Team to follow Him closely in 2024, so that we can understand His will for His ministry.
  2. May the Lord grant love, wisdom and joy to KLS families, and lead them to walk closely with Christ together.


  1. For Dee (Creative Access Nations): They had an earthquake recently, thankfully no one was seriously injured near them, but there were over 100 dead near the epicenter. Pray for disaster recovery.
  2. For Josh (North Africa): Their family’s travel and transition back to North Africa this month. Pray for reconnection with old friends and open doors for new relationships with young families.


  1. For hiring pastor for English and Cantonese ministry. For future direction of GCGC.

Our missionaries

  1. Emad Botros (CBM, Lebanon)
  2. Joe Bridi (CBM, Lebanon)
    “Based in Beirut, Lebanon, Joe Bridi works with CBM’s local partners to develop strategies for ministry
    and provide support to graduates of Arab Baptist Theological Seminary who are launching ministries in
    the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. He helps monitor and evaluate existing projects, and
    provides implementation and reporting support for specific initiatives. He has a heart for people and
    serves Syrian refugees in his area by leading Bible studies and discipleship groups.”
  3. Suraj Komaravalli (CBM, India)
  4. V & G (Africans in Montreal)
  5. J (North Africa)
  6. Kevin and Jessica (Japan)
  7. Nicholas Chang (Light Patrol – Youth Unlimited)
  8. Joanna Yee (Rahab Ministry)
  9. Tim Phan (Ambassadors for Christ in Canada)

Community News

Last Week’s Attendance:
– Cantonese 167,
– Mandarin 102,
– English 101,
– Children 54,
– Tendercare 21

Last Week’s Offering:
– General 46,462.22 (YTD 67,028.79 ),
– Building 100 (YTD 400),
– Special Fund Mission 260 (YTD 2515),
– Foodbank 2188.16 (YTD 2308.16).

Join our Volleyball Ministry

every Wed from 7:30-10:00pm.

Register at gcgcny.link/vball.

Contact Terence Ma (terencecyma@gmail.com) or Edwin Lee (edwin_.lee@hotmail.com)

The Bar Ministry: is serving singles in Christ. Contact Roland or Haidan, or visit the link [here].

Professional Christian Counseling—up to 8 free sessions to GCGCNY attendees. Contact Rev. Ted.

Rahab Ministry—a faith-based ministry, empowering women and children in the sex trade to be liberated and restored. For more info, contact 647-992-8029 or visit www:rahabministry.ca

EM Women’s Cell (Elizabeth and Mary): to new mothers & women of expecting motherhood. Monthly Sat AM (9:30-10:30am), monthly Tues PM prayer (8-9)pm. Saturday January 27 9:30am-11:30am in W27

Women’s Ministry Event: Save the Date—February 25th 12:45am-2:45pm, Contact Jess Leung, Edwina Ng

Rev. Danny Cheung will be on sabbatical leave from Jan to Mar. For needs please contact Rev. Chan.

Mission Conference—Jan 26, 28. Support with Prayer, Love with Action. Speaker: Adrian Rogers (Director of Partnerships of Canadian Baptist ministries).

Prayers in the Book of Ruth: Friday Jan 26, 7:30pm in Small Gym, Sunday School Jan 28, 9:30am in Small Gym

Bible In a Year Group:

– Rev Ted: https://ourdailybreakd.ca/

– Pastor Santos: https://www.readscripture.org/

– Pastor Michelle: Hard copy/Link

GCGCNY Softball 2024—Team “Shepherd”. Pray for how you want to be involved! A minimum of 1 dedicated veteran leader to lead this team alongside Sam (a miracle of 4 dedicated veterans).

“Rooted”– post-secondary discipleship groups sign-up for winter 2024 open now! Also looking for potential leaders. If interested, please contact Elim or Miga.

Adult Zone Launch: Full Details: gcgcny.link/adultzone – Interested in Serving? Rev. Ted or Andrew Leung

– February: Thurs 15, Thurs 29

– March: Sun 10, Fri 22, Fri 29

– April: Thurs 11, Sun 28

– May: Thurs 16, Fri 31

Serving Opportunities

We are Looking For:
Sunday School Teachers and Assistants (contact Carol: carolktse@gmail.com)
Softball Ministry Leadership (contact Samuel Chan)

Service Ushers—must be able to attend service in-person (contact Roland: c.rolandchan@gmail.com)
Genesis (Youth Ministry) Adult Leader (contact Santos Chan)

“Rooted” (Post-secondary Discipleship Groups) Leaders (contact Elim or Miga)